Monday, November 29, 2010

Open House Chirstmas Craft Show

Humble Hearts Open House Christmas Craft Show is Saturday, Dec. 11th from  10-5 and Sunday, Dec. 12th from 1-5.  I will be welcoming eight other artisans into my home for the weekend to set up and sell last minute gifts just in time for Christmas!  We will offer Ornaments, Quilting, Jewelry, Crochet, Knitting, Pottery, Photography, Woodworking, Tie Dye, & Handmade Cards. I am very excited about this.  We will serve refreshments and this will be our 10th year for this show.  So much fun!  Join us if you can.
E-mail for more info.

Be Blessed.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Family Fun!

Each Thanksgiving Day our family has a tradition.  We bake cookies and confections for the holidays and have a light meal.  The giggles actually started the night before when I stayed up until 2:30 cooking a turkey for Thursday's meal.  This was a huge bird and a very juicy one!  So juicy in fact, that the broiler pan that I was cooking it on spilled over onto the baking element of the oven and there I was at around 2 in the morning with doors open and fans running, in the kitchen with a towel flapping the smoke so the fire alarm would not go off and wake everyone in the family.  So FUNNY!
Things were looking up the next day!  The cookie baking was well under way and the boys were gracing us with some fine music.  Well, I mentioned that everything was progressing quite smoothly!  That was a big mistake!  We were busily enjoying our tasks in the kitchen when all of a sudden, sparks started flying and smoke started rolling.  The element in the oven burned out.  Of course we screamed and the guys came running and looking for the fire extinguisher.  Not to worry!  Hubby fixed the stove today and all is well.
Exciting times tough, and a very funny new holiday story to add to our list.  All in all, we had a great time.
Praise the Lord, Anyway!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Hope you had as much fun as we did!
Blessings, Pat

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

What a wonderful time of year.  Reflecting on all the things I am thankful for: A God who cares for every aspect of my life, a husband who has loved me and been there for me for 38 years. A daughter who is loving and has a burden on her heart for the people she serves as an advocate for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. She plays classical piano and flute and has a love for all styles of music. A son who has always loved peace and has been our mediator when struggles come. A lover of music and an acomplished drummer.   He loves life and his personality engages everyone he meets. A future daugter-in-law who has an infectious smile and is the very one that I would have chosen for my son. Then there is our teeny-bopper, who is a joy to the whole family.  He was born into our group after the other two were practically grown and Larry & I started all over again with the late night feedings and all.  He has a love of music and is advancing quickly on guitar.  There is a lot of talent there!
At this time of year we all have wonderful blessings to be thankful for and should remeber where those blessings come from.  A loving God who is always with us.  He knows everything about us and cares for us even when we disobey. A forgiving God who will never give up on us.  Stay close to him.
My you all be blessed this Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Busy Time of Year

Had great success with my dear friend Phyllis on Saturday.  We both had really good sales at the craft show and giggled a lot.  Met some wonderful people and got the word out about our show next week at Bassett High and also passed out the invitations to the Open House in December.

Yesterday I spent the afternoon sprucing up the shop.  My in home store got some much needed cleaning and re-arranging.  Hopefully I will have everything ready for open house.  Most of the stock is in the trailer because of the scheduled shows, but I do have inventory in the shop.  It seems like I am constantly moving stuff from one location to the other.  Fun Stuff!

As I mentioned, next week you will find me at the Bassett High Band Boosters Craft Show.  This is a good show for me most years.  The young kids involved in the band are there to assist vendors and parking is good, which is a plus when you're pulling a trailer.  Lots of handcrafted talent and food is served all day on Sat.
The show runs Sat. and Sun. and there is usually a good flow of traffic.  Looking forward to it. If your are in the area, please come see us!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Humble Heart Designs: Hometown Craft Show

Humble Heart Designs: Hometown Craft Show: "Yesterday I sold my handcrafted items at the FCHS Arts & Crafts Show in Rocky Mount, VA. This is my hometown area and the day was a good on..."

Hometown Craft Show

Yesterday I sold my handcrafted items at the FCHS Arts & Crafts Show in Rocky Mount, VA.  This is my hometown area and the day was a good one.  My friend, Phyllis, was with me all day and also sold her things.  There were a lot of people through and sales were really good. 

I got to see a lot of friends and I had quite a few repeat customers as well.  It really warms my heart when folks actually are looking for the ornament lady.  My personalized ornaments seem to be my major sellers this time of year.  It is such a good, affordable gift for teachers, co-workers, friends and family.  The family ornaments are a great idea for gifts too.

Aside from the business, I really enjoyed the day and chatting with everyone.  I have to say that the show organizers did a great job.  The proceeds go to the Lady Eagles Team and thanks to Lori for getting all things worked out for the venders.  The girls from the team helped everyone unload and load and the whole day moved along very smoothly.

Today my boys are cutting wood for us to warm our home for the winter.  Larry and I are thankful to our boys for all the help and I fixed lunch for the hungry crew.  I couldn't resist taking a couple of snapshots.
They are so handsome!  Don't you think?

Hope you all are enjoying the rest of this weekend.

God bless,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New items for sale

These are my newest items listed on zibbet.com/humbleheartdesigns.  The gingerbread doll is made from painted muslin and stands approximately 18" tall.  She is a favorite of mine and can be yours for $35.00. 

The Snowman is made from Warm & Natural cotton batting  and is dressed in detail for snowy weather.  He can be yours for only $15.00.

Message me if you are interested or check out my zibbet shop!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to Eric!

My son turns 17 today.  I remember the day well, Laura was 15 and Chris was 12.  They were there with me until the C-section.  They named the baby.  Laura picked ERIC and Chris picked CONNOR.  So it was that Eric Connor joined our family on Nov. 1, 1993!  What a blessing he is!  Thank you God for my kids!

We celebrated this weekend with dinner and presents and cake.  We giggled and played board games and someone commented that we were like the Cleavers.  Needless to say Eric did not know who the Cleavers were.  Ah Youth!

I have been very busy with preparing for the remaining craft shows for the year, and for my Open House Craft Show in December.  This will be the 10th year for my show.  Pray for much success!
We always have a lot of customers and a lot of fun is had by all. The year seems to have passed by so quickly.  We will soon be entering into a whole new year.  Prayers for 2011.  May God bless you all with a joyous and happy year to come.

We can all rejoice in the knowledge that God is with us and loves us unconditionally all the time!